St Vincent’s Parish, Ashfield

St Vincent’s Parish, Ashfield
A parish under the pastoral care of The Congregation of the Mission known as Vincentian priests and brothers.
12 Bland Street, Ashfield 2131 E-mail [email protected]
Phone: 9798 2501; 9798 2503 (for urgent matters 0410 894 651) Fax: 9798 2504
Parish Office Hours: 9am to 3pm Monday to Friday
The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed
"With all my reservations," Gough Whitlam said on his
80th birthday, "I do admit I seem eternal." He warned,
however: "Dying will happen sometime. As you know, I
plan for the ages, not just for this life."
They say there are only two things that we can be
assured of in life: taxes and death! In every generation,
as mortality is contemplated, the question is
asked….have I made my mark in this world and will they
remember me.
In travels through Europe I visited so many of the great
landmarks of the world to be fascinated by the fact they
are built by the rich and powerful as memorials to
themselves. They longed to be remembered! Then we
look to our own Saints, many have forsaken money and
power in this life to work in building not monuments to
self but God’s kingdom. Their memorial is how we share
their stories with affection and turn to them in our times of
need as our friends. St Vincent de Paul: Pray for Us
In our own families and friends we have those who need
no great monuments, for we remember them and form
part of that monument of love that they and those before
them sowed. This weekend we remember those who
have left this life that we know to be born into that
other...the eternal life.
Eternal Rest grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual
light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen
For ourselves we rely on Jesus’ words, “He has prepared
a place for us”, and what do we have to do? Come to
him, lean on him and rest, be energised to be gentle and
humble of heart and go to meet all in the Spirit of Christ.
Marguerite Martin
As we meet Jesus in the Word at the Gospel today may we all
recite Jesus may your words be
In my mind
On my lips and
In my heart
Come and See
Inquiry Sessions about our Faith will be every
Sunday after 10am Mass in the Parish Office.
These are sessions for people who are
interested in becoming Catholic.
Maybe you know someone who is interested
and needs you to accompany them….Invite
All welcome
16th — 23rd November First Communion at all Masses
PARISH STAFF: Fr. Alan Gibson CM
Carmen Yap
November 2, 2014
PASTORAL APPEAL. The Appeal is being
held this weekend. The CWF is the main
charity of the Sydney Archdiocese and funds
the good works of the six agencies
CatholicCare’s social welfare and training
programs benefits the community’s most
vulnerable; Aboriginal Catholic Ministry
supports our Aboriginal brothers and sisters
develop and strengthen their Catholic identity;
Ephpheta Centre advocates for the needs of
the deaf and hard of hearing; Confraternity
of Christian Doctrine teaches the faith to
public primary school children; our
Chaplaincies provide hope and comfort in our
hospitals, universities and aged care facilities;
our Seminaries train our future
Priests. There are many good reasons why
the CWF deserves our full support, so please
give generously. Thank you.
Miraculous Medal Novena Mass
Saturday November 8th 9:00am
Mass Miraculous Medal Novena
Prayers will be recited within the Mass.
Parish Pastoral Plan
Thank you very much to those parishioners who
wrote responses to the questions about our parish
at our Masses two weeks. The responses were
collated last Tuesday night and will be
communicated in the next couple of weeks.
Fr. Alan
Installation for the Most Reverend Anthony
Fisher OP As previously advised by the Apostolic
Administrator, Bishop Peter A Comensoli, the
Liturgical Reception and Mass of Installation for the
Most Reverend Anthony Fisher OP as the ninth
Archbishop of Sydney will take place at St Mary’s
Cathedral on Wednesday 12 November 2014 at
7:30pm. Those attending would need to be seated
by 7:00pm. All are welcome.
Sydney Alliance The next two day training
for Sydney Alliance will take place on Thursday 6th
November and Friday 7th November. The venue is
in NSW Nurses and Midwives Association, 50 O’Dea
Avenue, Waterloo NSW 2017. Please contact Fr.
Alan should you wish to attend.
Marguerite Martin
The Ashfield DLS ex Students &
Teachers Association annual Reunion
Dinner is to be held at the college on
Friday 14th November, commencing 7pm.
Tickets are $ 60 all inclusive (meal/
drinks) and can be purchased by ringing the college
on 97973200.
Sign Language classes for the Catholic
Community The Ephpheta Centre, the Catholic
Centre for the Deaf in the Archdiocese of Sydney will
be providing signed language classes for people
interested in developing skills in sign language to
enhance their pastoral abilities. Learning signed
language may lead to work as a sign language
interpreter, enhance one’s ability to work in welfare
related positions and support a person’s existing
pastoral contribution to their community, parish or
diocese. Ephepheta is seeking Catholic religious
people as well as lay people who might be interested
in joining this course. The classes will be quite
informal but taught by some of the most competent
teachers in Sydney, fellow students will be priests
working with the Deaf Community of Sydney and
seminarians from Sydney Archdiocese. The cost of
the course will be a small donation according to
individual’s capacity and classes will be held in a
central location in the Sydney Archdiocese. Places
are limited and classes will begin very soon. Please
contact Nicole Clark on (02) 9708 1396/0438 201
707 or email [email protected] for more
Parish Masses this week:
12 noon
7 am
Wednesday 12 noon
Reconciliation: Saturday 8:10am to 8:40am
Morning Prayer: Saturday 8:40am
9:00am Rosary after Mass
Sunday: 8am, 10:00am 6:00pm
Polish Mass 12 noon
Cardinal Freeman Village Chapel
Tuesday 4:00pm Sunday 9:00am
St Vincent's Community
Praying Together
As our HSC students
Prepare for their exam today
We thank you God
For their talents and gifts.
Help them remember all they
have learned.
Be gracious with what they have
Calm their nerves and anxiety
We know this test won't change your
love for them.
We ask you God to guide their way.
Holy Spirit journey with them, always.
St Vincent Pray For Us
“REDEEM” Daily Advents and Christmas
Reflections 2014 now available at $4.00
available at $10 from the Church Wardens
or from the Parish Office.
Choir Festival at Scots Church, Margaret St., Sydney
(near Wynyard Station) 2pm,
Saturday 22nd November 2014
Hear a range of Sydney’s choirs performing a variety of
sacred works. Green Square Singers, Sydney Zimbabwean
Choir, Caecilien Chor Croydon (German Catholic Church
Choir), St. Vincent’s Ashfield 6pm Choir, Scots’ Church
Contemporary Service Group, Guest Artist Kenny Lee,
Pianita and Joshua Grantham, Treble.
Light refreshments after first half program. Gold coin donation
(for Early Bird Café). Enquiries Anne Grantham, Event
Organizer 9745 2312 or 0430 095 248.
The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed
ENTRANCE ANTIPHON: Just as Jesus died and has risen again, so through
Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep; and as in
Adam all die, so also in Christ will all be brought to life.
FIRST READING: The Lord God will destroy death for ever. (Isaiah 25:6-9)
PSALM: The Lord is my light and my salvation (Ps 26:1, 4, 7-9, 13-14)
SECOND READING: Having been justified by his blood, we will be saved from
God’s anger through him (Romans 5:5-11)
GOSPEL ACCLAMATION: Alleluia, alleluia! This is the will of my Father,
says the Lord, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given to
me, and that I should raise it up on the last day. Alleluia!
GOSPEL: You have hidden these things from the learned and have revealed
them to mere children (Matthew 11:25-30)
COMMUNION ANTIPHON: I am the Resurrection and the Life, says the Lord.
Whoever believes in me, even though he dies, will live, and everyone
who lives and believes in me will not die for ever.
Next Sunday’s Readings
The Dedication of the
Lutheran Basilica
Ezekiel 47:1-2, 8-9, 12
Ps 45:2-3, 5-6, 8-9
1 Corinthians 3:9-11, 16-17
John 2:13-22